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Meet the Indian IT guru who was given a fast-track visa to the UK

Sam Shead | May 20, 2015
Tech City UK has the power to give out 200 Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visas every year but it only gave out nine in 2014.

Palani said he wasn't aware who the other visa recipients are.

Last April, Tech City UK was granted the power to give out 200 Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visas each year as part of an effort to attract highly-skilled and much-needed software developers and entrepreneurs to the UK. However, the publicly-funded quango received just 10 applications between 6 April 2014 and 1 April 2015, suggesting the visa was poorly marketed around the world.

Techworld asked Tech City UK to disclose who it has been endorsing with the talent visas but the organisation did not engage, possibly because it would have been in breach of the Data Protection Act.

 

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